Durant — Kiowa’s Brycen Overton hit a bucket with six seconds to go as the Cowboys outlasted the Roff Tigers, 34-32, to capture the runner-up title in a Class A boys area basketball contest on Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Overton tossed in a game-high 16 points and converted four 3-point jumpers in the back-and-forth game.
Senior Cade Carpenter closed out his career with a team-high 11 points while juniors Dalton Madden and Zach Lewis followed with eight and seven points respectively. Hunter Larsh, another junior, chipped in six points off a pair of treys.
“Both teams played well. They made one more play than we did,” said Roff head coach Bo Thomason, whose Tigers ended the season at 22-8. “I wasn’t upset with anything, including our players, effort and game plan.”
Roff had a 26-23 advantage, heading into the fourth. But Kiowa outscored the Tigers by an 11-6 margin in the fourth.
Two seniors – Carpenter and Lonnie Peterson – played their final game on Saturday.
“We’ve got a big group of kids coming back. We’ll have several freshmen ready to make contributions and a couple of eighth graders,” Thomason said. “The future definitely looks bright and we’re looking forward to next year.”
Both Konawa teams fall Saturday
LATTA – Konawa fell into an early 11-3 hole after one quarter and couldn’t recover as the Tigers were eliminated from the Class 2A basketball regionals with a 45-32 loss to Wilson on Saturday at Latta High School.
In an earlier girls elmination game, Healdton pulled away from the Lady Tigers for a 70-41 win.
Wilson 45, Konawa 32
Keedric Emerson tossed in 11 points and Josh Houchin added nine as Wilson earned a trip to the area tournament. Logan Newby and Mason Sanders chipped in eight points apiece. Newby had all of his points in the second half and Sanders popped in a pair of 3-pointers.
Zach Snow topped Konawa with 11 points and Branden Davis, who sank a pair of treys, ended up with 10 points.
Wilson had a 20-12 halftime advantage and doubled up the Tigers with a 16-8 third quarter to lead 36-20, heading into the fourth.
Healdton 70, Konawa 41
Michaela Blakemore poured in 19 points as Healdton eliminated Konawa from the Class 2A regionals on Saturday with a 70-41 decision over the Lady Tigers at Latta High School.
Morgan Fletcher sank three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the victorious Lady Bulldogs, who jumped out to a 22-9 advantage after one quarter and cruised from there. Cara Worsham also knocked down a pair of treys and finished with eight points for Healdton.
Brittany West led Konawa with nine points while Dominique Lyon and Roshawn Warrior ended up with six apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs, who advanced to Thursday’s Class 2A Area Tournament in Byng, led 41-17 at halftime and 53-29 through three periods. Healdton then closed the game by outscoring Konawa, 17-12, in the fourth.